Have you bought a pre-owned Ledger Nano S or a pre-owned Ledger Blue or did you buy it from an unauthorized reseller? If you did, you might want to reset the device first before using it. In this guide, we’re going to guide you step-by-step on how to reset a Ledger hardware wallet.

NOTE: There are risks for buying hardware wallets from unauthorized resellers. As though a bit unlikely, the device hardware might have possibly been tampered with. If you want to make sure that your Ledger device is 100% legitimate and untampered with, purchase the Ledger wallet from the Ledger official website.

Anyway, if you want to take the risk and continue on anyway,  follow the steps from the two solutions below. The steps are very easy and should be able to be accomplished by anyone.

 

 

Solution 1: Reset the Device via the Menu

  1. Plugin your Ledger device(Nano S / Blue) on your computer or on a wall adapter or on your computer
  2. Enter the PIN
  3. Navigate to Settings > Device > Reset all
  4. Select the check option to confirm
  5. Your device has now been reset

 

Solution 2: Reset the Device by Entering the Wrong PIN Three Times

  1. Plugin your Ledger device(Nano S / Blue) on your computer or on a wall adapter or on your computer
  2. Enter the wrong PIN three times
  3. Your device has now been reset

 

and.. that’s pretty much it. But then again, there are risks when using a pre-owned device or purchasing a device from an unauthorized seller. They might have tampered with the device’s hardware parts for the sole purpose of potentially getting access to your funds. If you want to go deeper and check the hardware parts of the device just to be completely sure, then refer to the guide from Ledger’s website: Check hardware integrity

If you want to purchase a legitimate and untampered Ledger device, buy one here.

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